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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger

Style # 199-3-1612

Our lightest, most waterproof messenger bag for serious cyclists.

$74 $129

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M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 16.1 41.0 12.6 32.0 5.5 14.0 1.9 0.9 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim. If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during a normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle and New Balance shoes, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (18)
  • Durable  (18)
  • High quality (17)
  • Attractive (16)
  • Roomy  (16)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (4)

Best Uses

  • Cycling (17)
  • Commuting (15)
  • Computer (10)
  • Office (10)
  • School (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (10), Practical (10), Career (8), Stylish (7), Modern (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (4)

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4.0

Nice bag but will be better if it comes in smaller size S

By Rachel

From singapore

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 

Best Uses

    Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

    Like the stylish look, valcro is secured enough. However, still find it abit heavy n size M is still abit big for average asian male weekend usage.

     
    5.0

    Excellent bag for cycling.

    By Gum

    From Hong Kong

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

    This is my best buy from Timbuk2 ever.
    I love it for the extreme light weight and the durability. Premium materials are used.
    and perfect for cycling. Strap can be easily adjust. buckles and clips are well made. and i can use it with no worries even in a heavy rain.
    the only cons i can think of is not enough compartment. however it's fine for me.
    i tried to use the camera insert with it but it add a noticeable weight. so i just use a wrapping cloth for my camera now.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great product

    By fixedDeveloper

    From Mexico City

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

      Overall great product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      quality messenger bag, good for cycling people.

      By yucheng

      From college station. tx

      Pros

      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • School

      Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

      i use it everyday for school, its good for biking around. but i wish it could provide more compartments, because i have to open the whole bag for a key or sun glass.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great!

      By Mags

      From Atlanta, Ga

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

      I bought this as a gift for my fiance! He absolutely loves it! He saw someone with a timbuk2 bag on campus and just had to have one! He loves it so far! The colors are wonderful! I would buy from here again!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Perfect for rainy day commuters!

      By Ax

      From Seattle, WA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 
      • Watersafe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Cycling
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

        My boyfriend needed a new bag for starting law school. We live in Seattle, and he intends to bike in to UW as often as possible, so I wanted him to have a bag that was big enough for all his books, his laptop, and some spare clothes. This bag is perfect, big and comfortable, and looks ready to hold up to our wet weather. Not to mention, it is a bright color, with some pretty smart reflective patches. My family thought it looked pretty cool, and my brother just bought one of your backpacks because of it. Thank you!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Happy with Purchase: Met Expectations

        By Bobby Joe the Clean er Upper

        From Cali

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Strap Shorter Than Want

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Cycling
        • Day Trips
        • School

        Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

        Appears to be the waterproof/snowproof fabric I desired. Plenty roomy for my needs - not really a weekender, but definitely a daypack or even overnighter. Velcro is noisy, BUT i like the secure seal. I would have preferred a zipper on the inner computer compartment, but it is not essential. I am quite satisfied with the purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect for my use

        By Jjoe

        From Ohio

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Lightweight 
        • Plenty Of Pockets For Add
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling

          Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

          surpised by how much stuff fits in the medium. I have put office clothes (with shoes), lunch and coffe thermos in for commute.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid all-weather bag

          By Andy

          From Washington, DC

          About Me: Bike commuter

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • No External Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

          I bike 10 miles to work each day and carry a change of clothes, breakfast, bike gear and personal items with me. I bike in all weather--rain, sleet, snow--and I need a rugged bag. This is it. It is incredibly light, has a comfy and secure shoulder strap and is water-tight even in downpours. The incognito reflective panels are great, as I light up like a Christmas tree in headlights. The two issues I've had are, first, the lack of an external pocket to stow my phone and ID badge, and second, the weak cross-strap buckle. Because the strap is meant to be universal, the buckle has a slit in it for adjustment. Well, that makes the buckle fail quickly under moderate stress. I threaded a keychain ring in its place so it will stay put (see picture).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Awesome Bag

          By Neta

          From San Diego

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 
          • Very Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

            I returned to school at 55 yrs, I needed a bag for my books and supplies. This bag does it all. Looks good , feels good, great use of space. I am very happy with my purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Organization

            Flap closure for quick access or roll-top for expandable volume and weather protection

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Internal slash pocket provides padded, firm place to store files

            Fit

            Coordinating Strap Pad included

            Custom tensionlock makes easy fit adjustments and quick on and off

            Padded, ambidextrous strap can be worn over either shoulder

            Clever Extras

            Incognito reflective panel for high visibility in low light

            Internal drop liner with seam tape construction

            Origin

            Imported

            Laptop/Tablet

            Large fits 17" MacBook

            Medium fits 15" MacBook

            What's this all about?

            Extremely lightweight and weatherproof, the Claro combines technical fabrics and seam construction with superior fit and smart, simple pocketing for a fast, everyday carry for cyclists. Designed for comfort on the bike, the Claro leverages Timbuk2's proprietary Tensionlock shoulder strap with an ambidextrous attachment system for a custom, easy to adjust fit. Its no-nonsense internal compartment fits everything you need for the day, including up to a 15" MacBook Pro. Light, weatherproof, and comfortable, the Claro lets you focus on the ride.